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New Quality and Design Standards for Aluminium Alloys Cast Products

Objective

To exploit the enormous potential of Aluminium Alloys EU Foundry Industry (more than 2000 Companies, mostly SMEs), a coordinated set of Support Actions, is strongly needed. The challenge of StaCast proposal is to promote the transformation of this field in a quality/efficiency-driven and integration-oriented sector, thanks to the development and introduction of two new and advanced Tecnhical Reports, covering aspects which are not approached in current norms: Casting Defects Classification and Aluminium Foundry Alloys Mechanical Properties.
In view of this target, StaCast Consortium, in which 4 European Countries are represented, is highly complementary and constituted by: one University Dept (DTG, Co-ordinator), well used at cooperating with SMEs, special in the field of Aluminium alloys; two other University Depts, with a relevant background on gravity (NTNU) and high pressure (GTA) casting technologies; one National Association of Metallurgical Companies (AIM), with more than 2000 members; one EU Association of Aluminium Consumers (FACE); one member of Italian National Standardisation body (ASSO).
StaCast project will convert in specific CEN Technical Reports the results of previous EU-funded research projects (e.g. IDEAL in the 5th FP and NADIA, IP-SMEs, in the 6th FP) as well as of other National and International technological developments programmes. The consistent set of activities of StaCast, whose duration is 18 months, is articulated into 6 WPs, logically organised to focus the standardisation needs (WP 1), to support the development of new CEN Technical Reports on Al alloy casting defects (WP 2) and on Al foundry alloys mechanical properties (WP3), to elaborate new guidelines for using such Technical Reports in mechanical design (WP4), to disseminate the knowledge on and promote the use of new CEN Technical Reports and Guidelines (WP5), to integrate and manage the overall Project (WP6).

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-CSA-6
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 83 693
Administrative Contact
Giovanni Longo (Prof.)

Participants (5)

HOCHSCHULE AALEN - TECHNIK UND WIRTSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 413
Address
Beethovenstrasse 1
73430 Aalen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lothar Kallien (Prof.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 150 075
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Cornelis De Graaf (Dr.)
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DI METALLURGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 49 755
Address
Piazzale Morandi Rodolfo 2
20121 Milano
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Federica Bassani (Dr.)
ASSOMET SERVIZI S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 42 586
Address
Via Dei Missaglia 97
20142 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gianluca Matera (Mr.)
FEDERATION OF ALUMINIUM CONSUMERS IN EUROPE UNION PROFESSIONNELLE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 25 655
Address
Rue Faider 18
1060 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mario Conserva (Dr.)